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Safe-Hold | Christine Mackey Online Viewing Room


Date(s) - 24/04/2020 - 30/05/2020






In association with Wexford County Council

SAFE-HOLD, an exhibition by Christine Mackey, is one outcome of a public art commission under Wexford County Council’s Per Cent for Art – M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP Scheme (2019), whereby a number of sites with pollinator-friendly plants were sown in Gorey. Mackey worked with local communities to actively engage in solutions for habitat loss and transform underutilised sites into aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable safe-holds that serve as pollinating pastures for our bees to inhabit and for native wild-flowers to take hold. In response to the planting of the sites, Mackey developed a body of work drawing from a range of archival, research and material sources.

Christine Mackey, based at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, completed a Fulbright Creative Research Scholarship Award in 2018 pursuing independent research at institutions across the States including Art & Ecology Department, University of New Mexico; Botanic Gardens Steere Herbarium, New York; Native Seed Savers, Arizona; and WormFarm Institute and GUMZ Peppermint Farm, Wisconsin.

VIEW THE EXHIBITION HERE: http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/safe-hold-viewing-room.html

For further information on the exhibition please contact Catherine Bowe, Curator on +353 (0)53 9123764 or email catherine@wexfordartscentre.ie


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